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Title: El talón de oro en Colombia
Creator: Garcés, A.
Publication Info: Popayán : Imprenta de la Diócesis, 1899.
Physical Details: 15 p. ; 24 x 17 cms.
Physical Condition: Frail: yellowed paper and uncut margins, but all legible.

Summary: This document published by a citizen of Popayán analyzes the advantages of changing the Colombian currency system to the gold standard. The author suggests that the weak currency value harms both the internal and international Colombian market.
Historical Notes: After its independence, Colombia faced major difficulties in its monetary system. The principal problem was that a variety of currencies were based on different standards. For example, there were platinum coins, but also paper bills that were equivalent to certain amounts of copper. Silver and gold coins were also produced and assigned the same value as the Spanish currency. The monetary chaos continued until 1845 when the government of Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera carried out strict reforms to the fiscal system. Torres García, Guillermo 2013 La Unificación Monetaria. In Historia de la Moneda en Colombia. Bogotá: Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango.
Donor Notes: An advocate of direct personal income taxation and a return by Colombia to the gold standard. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Gold standard -- Colombia
Colombia -- Monetary policy -- 19th century
Income tax -- Colombia
Colombia -- Economic policy -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00339
Record Number: 202
Islandora ID: islandora:4467